We are extremely saddened to share the news of the passing of a beloved colleague and mentor, Dr. Luther Brady. Dr. Brady has been an icon at Hahnemann University Hospital and leaves behind a legacy that will not be seen again in our lifetime.
Dr. Brady was the former Chair of Radiation Oncology, having stepped down in 1996 after which Hahnemann announced the Luther W. Brady Professorship in Radiation Oncology. He received the title of distinguished university professor in 2002, and remained active in education and research before becaming ill. Dr. Brady was in the process of working on several books, papers and projects with residents and students. He never stopped working and thinking about what was next.
Dr. Brady was one of the most brilliant minds in the field of oncology and was internationally known. Throughout his impressive career, he trained hundreds of radiation oncologists, wrote books, authored major papers, and received numerous prestigious awards and medals recognizing his contributions in the field. He has changed the face of the field of oncology and dedicated his life to patient care, research and education.
Dr. Brady served as president of every major professional society related to the field, including the American College of Radiation Oncology (founding president), American Radium Society, American Board of Radiology and many others. He was a pioneer in the field of Radiation Oncology and a world-class art collector and scholar.
Dr. Brady worked on behalf of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and in 1996 established the Luther W. Brady Curatorship of Japanese Art. Dr. Brady also had a love of the opera and served on the board of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Settlement Music School and the Curtis Institute.
In 2017, it was an honor and privilege to rename the Radiation Oncology Department to the Luther W. Brady Radiation Oncology Facility for his countless contributions he made to this hospital, his patients, our residents and students. To say he will be missed is an understatement. We blessed to have worked with such a great physician, mentor, humanitarian and educator.
To read Dr. Brady's obituary that was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, click here.